With a brand like Sky behind this website, you can be sure it’s going to be comprehensive, professional, and well designed. And it is! Let’s get into how it is connected to the Sky media conglomerate.
SkyCasino is part of Sky Betting & Gaming, which is owned by The Stars Group, with headquarters in Leeds, United Kingdom. The Stars Group bought Sky Betting & Gaming in 2018 from CVC Capital Partners, which in 2015 bought an 80 percent share of Sky plc.
On the SkyCasino website, Sky Betting & Gaming has also included links to their other subsidiaries, including Sky Bet, SkyVegas, Sky Poker, Sky Bingo, Sky Lotto, Soccer Saturday Super6, Sky Sports Fantasy Football, and ITV7 Racing. It’s a major destination and a truly impressive gaming website for punters, no matter their gaming preference.
The cool thing about all of them being connected is that once you have a login with one site, you have access to all of the sites. So if you are a SkyCasino member and you want to try SkyVegas, go for it. Interested in seeing what all the fuss is about Sky Bet? Log right in.
Licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Sky Casino is also certified secure by VeriSign and IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service), and is GamCare accredited as well.
Playing SkyCasino is not permitted in twenty-one countries – including Malta, which if you know anything about online casinos will come as a surprise – so make sure to check if you are eligible to play here.
SkyCasino has two offers on the table currently. The company often changes their promotions schedule; check /promotions on the website for updated information. Helpfully, each promotion described on the website includes how many days/hours are left to participate, so you’re not always stuck reading the fine print in that regard.
In a rare move we have yet to see among online casinos, not only do they have social media pages and channels, but they are integral to their promotions calendar. So you’ll ahve to like, follow or subscribe at your favorite platform to keep up with news on all new offers coming down the line.
As for sign-up bonuses, you have to deposit a minimum of £10 and they will give you £60 of credit to play with. After you’ve bet £10 on slots they will give you five free spins. This really doesn’t seem all that generous on the part of SkyCasino as far as we are concerned.
SkyCasino will offer you £60 in free credit when you make your deposit of at least £10 with the casino. That seems fairly generous. Yes, other casinos will give you up to £100 in free credit but only after you’ve deposited £100. This gives you six times your minimum deposit, which while not great is certainly not a bad deal at all.
It should be noted, though, that the SkyCasino welcome bonus comes with wagering requirements and a 30-day deadline. Also, remember that for those requirements, there are specific game types you can play to get past them more quickly; only 20 percent of the requirements are met by playing table games like roulette or card games like blackjack.
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With SkyCasino’s free spins, we have to ask ourselves why they bother. You have to bet £10, and then they give you five free spins. And even then, these credits are only available to be played on a small selection of video slots. If free spins are what you are after, you can find other casinos that will offer you far more at this investment level.
It doesn’t get more sleek or high-end than the SkyCasino. We’re not design experts, so we can’t properly describe just what it is about the look of the homepage that makes you immediately trust the company – and understand that you’re swimming with the big boys now.
It’s sleek, professional and just gorgeous. But that being said, it’s still as easy to navigate as even the simplest website. This despite the fact that there are all of those Sky Betting & Gaming subsidiaries along the top menu bar, and a large lower menu bar selection of gaming categories.
Of particular note are the photos for the live casino options. They are clearly professionally photographed and touched up, and are integrated flawlessly into the overall color scheme and design of the site.
Also on the home page you will see live updates – literally each second – of the daily, weekly and Mega Sports Legends jackpot amounts as they rise. It’s thrilling and a fantastic call to action.
Games are where SkyCasino excels. Remember, though, this is just one of the areas of the Sky Betting & Gaming umbrella. If you want betting, simply click on the link at the top of the page and you go right there.
The tabs for the games are laid out as Live Casino, Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Table, and Video Poker. There is also a link for “All Games,” in case you want to peruse the entire catalogue.
- Live Casino has eleven games total, including blackjack, both European and American roulette, baccarat, and Spin A Win. When you go to the live casino lobby you can see how many players are at each table currently.
- Slots breaks them down into new and longstanding games. New games include Anaconda Wild and Space Digger. Existing games include Escape and Age of Gods. On this lobby page, some of the games have listed the most recent jackpots won; the numbers are staggering, and probably life-changing for the winner.
- Roulette gives you twelve different types of animated and live games to choose from, including 3D Roulette, Multi Reel Roulette, and Frankie Dettori’s Jackpot Roulette.
- Blackjack gives you a mix of live casino and animated games, again twelve in total.
- Table has everything you could want from Baccarat to Pai Gow.
- Video Poker offers you Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, and Aces and Faces.
The “Contact Us” link on the About page is where you can find the customer support access you need when you have a question, concern or issue. You are presented with a prompt screen that asks, “How would you like to chat today?” You are given big-button choices for phone or live chat.
The phone assistance service is available from 8 a.m. to midnight all year long. The number is a British one, 03300244777. If instead you choose live chat, a pop-up window appears in the lower right hand corner of your screen and you can type out your questions to a customer service expert. Obviously, this being part of the Sky brand, the customer service is prompt, efficient, and nice.
If you are on Twitter, you can tweet at them – @SkyBetHelp – and they will reply, usually with a request to follow them so you can take the conversation into direct messages. And finally, there is a Help link at the upper left corner of the homepage.
There is not quite as large a selection of payment options on SkyCasino as there are on other gaming websites. They include Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, and PayPal, both for deposits and withdrawals. We’ve heard rumors that Apple Pay has joined the list, but we are not able to confirm this right now.
Withdrawals via Solo and PayPal are done within 24 hours, while other methods take up to five days to process. However, that’s not five business days – that includes weekend days as well.
SkyCasino is overall a very good casino to try. Even though the welcome bonuses don’t seem pretty much appealing, the site has a lot of stunning features to take advantage of.
Moreover, their games set-up is top notch. You can easily find any game you want to play. They are broken down into tabs that are simply to follow. You have the choice of a live casino or an animated one. Multiple types of blackjack and roulette experiences are available. The other table games also seem excellent. And their selection of slot machines is absolutely tremendous.
Overall, an 8 out of 10 casino experience from SkyCasino. It’s a major company and everything is done perfectly. If you ever get nervous that online casinos are fly-by-night operations, head to Sky. It is a respected brand and solid as a rock.